Measurements of 3G and 4G signal attenuation in adobe buildings structures

Julio Rainer, Lopez Huaman, Mauricio Postigo-Malaga, Pablo Yanyachi, Jose Chilo

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Abstract

Fast internet access is not obvious in rural areas and when it is time to install we realize that houses are built with special materials. The properties of these materials affect the electromagnetic wave propagation in a different way than the houses in the cities. In this work, we perform an analysis of signal quality in 700-MHz and 900-MHz bands for 3G and 4G communication systems for adobe buildings. Three different adobe wall scenarios were analyzed: conventional adobe, adobe doped with salt and adobe doped with coal. Then two kind of measurements have been carried out, the first one a Network Vector Analyzer (VNA) and two HyperLOG antenna were used and in the second one a Samsung S8 with the software from TEMS Pocket 16.3.7.26 was used. Wave propagation and signal quality measurements made on adobe walls provide satisfactory results showing large variation in attenuation and signal quality due to the material used in adobe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationI2MTC 2020 - International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728144603
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2020 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 25 May 202029 May 2020

Publication series

NameI2MTC 2020 - International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2020
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period25/05/2029/05/20

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Keywords

  • Adobe bricks
  • Adobe wall
  • Electromagnetic wave propagation
  • Signal attenuation
  • Signal quality

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